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XIMEA ships USB3 Vision camera with extended infrared sensitivity

xiq nir lr brXIMEA GmbH is pleased to introduce the machine vision industry’s smallest 1.3-megapixel (Mpix) USB3 Vision grayscale cameras with enhanced sensitive in the NIR, offering high-resolution imaging at 60 frames per second (fps), SuperSpeed data interface rates of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps), single planar board construction for OEM applications and integrated I/O.

The MQ013RG-E2 grayscale USB3 Vision cameras are based on e2V’s Ruby EV76C661 sensors, which offer global shutter for industrial, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), defense and security, and microscopy/medical applications; high peak quantum efficiency above 70 percent; more than 62 decibels (dB) of dynamic range; 10-bit output; and support up to four separate user-configurable regions of interest.


XIMEA MU9 Series Subminiature, Board-Level Cameras Simplify OEM Integration

MU9 series industrial cameras offer high-quality monochrome and color 5 Mpix CMOS sensors, USB 2.0 interface, and APIs for more than 30 leading image processing libraries in both subminiature board-level and enclosed camera configurations.

MUNSTER, GERMANY, October 26, 2012 – Designed for OEMs wanting to add industrial imaging functionality to highly integrated machinery with tight space requirements, XIMEA GmbH’s MU9 compact industrial cameras offer high-resolution 5 Mpix CMOS sensors with global shutter, USB 2.0 data interface, and free application programming interfaces (APIs) for most commercial image processing systems in board-level and steel housing enclosures as small as 15 x 15 x 3 mm.

The MU9 subminiature industrial camera line ( includes four models, all shipping in quantity today. The MU9PC_MBRD and MU9PM_MBRD cameras are board-level color and grayscale cameras, respectively, based on the APTINA MT9P031 2592 x 1944-pixel CMOS sensor with global shutter. The MU9PC_MH and MU9PM_MH cameras also use the APTINA sensor in both color and grayscale configurations but include a steel housing that increases the dimensions of the camera from the 15 x 15 x 3 mm board-level camera size to 16 x 16 x 13 mm with M12 lens mount. All of the MU9 cameras offer ~70 db of dynamic range with a signal-to-noise ratio of ~38 db, 5 V USB 2.0 data interface, and 2IN/2OUT general-purpose input/output for camera control and triggering. Color cameras use an RGB Bayer Matrix filter.

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XIMEA White Paper Asks: What Would You Do With the Power of a PC and PLC in an Industrial Camera?

PC Cameras: PC-Host Vision Performance Without Sacrifice white paper explains how new low-power/low-thermal dissipation microprocessors and GPU-accelerated multicore processors enable machine vision camera makers to put all the functionality of a PC and PLC inside a solid-state digital camera for automated quality inspection, measurement, and robot guidance applications.

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MUNSTER, GERMANY, February 29, 2011 – Would you improve your product quality and cut waste by retrofitting production equipment with a box the size of two decks of playing cards to deliver automated in-line inspection? Would you use your favorite full-featured OS, machine vision software program, and multiple high-resolution cameras instead of an XVGA smart camera processed by a limited version of your camera vendor’s image processing software? Would you cut out thousands of dollars from your capital expenditures by including a PLC inside the camera along with the PC for real-time downstream product sorting and robot guidance?


MQ Series: XIMEA Creates World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Industrial Camera


MQ series industrial camera offers SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 5 Gbps, 400 megapixel per second (Mpix/s), high-quality CMOS sensors and integrated I/O in 26.4 x 26.4 x 19.1-mm package


MUNSTER, GERMANY, December 01, 2011 – XIMEA GmbH is pleased to introduce the MQ series industrial camera, the world’s smallest and fastest USB 3.0 camera for industrial imaging and machine vision.

XIMEA Announces Plans to Support Thunderbolt Interface from INTEL

MÜNSTER, Germany – XIMEA, a developer of integrated machine vision systems, has announced that it will support the recently launched Thunderbolt interface. Developed by Intel and brought to market by Apple Inc., this technology connects peripheral devices to a computer by way of an expansion bus. It was introduced on Feb. 24, 2011, on Apple’s MacBook Pro and is now available on the iMac and on some RAID systems. Several computer and PC peripheral vendors have announced support for Thunderbolt for their notebooks and their storage, network and professional camera devices.


Windows-powered camera supports multiple machine vision apps

Ximea GmbH announced new „smart cameras“ that include Intel Atom processors and color image sensors ranging from WVGA (752 x 480 pixels) to five megapixels. The Curerra-R devices include Windows Embedded boot images, from 1GB to 4GB of flash storage, microSD slots, VGA and Ethernet ports, and isolated digital I/O, the company says.


Smart Camera Currera RXimea’s Curerra-R cameras (right) haven’t been covered on WindowsForDevices previously, but we’re told they’ve been on the market for several years in monochrome versions. As such, they’ve competed with Matrox’s similarly Atom-powered Iris GT cameras, which migrated from black-and-white to color and most recently gained a five megapixel upgrade.

The Curerra-R devices are now making the leap to color too, with sensors ranging from WVGA to five megapixels. Still available in monochrome as well, the cameras include a standard screw-thread lens mount plus a supplemental sheath thread, ensuring that the overall device meets IP67 standards, according to Ximea.

A key difference from the Iris GT cameras is that Matrox’s offerings are designed to run machine vision application creates using the company’s own Matrox Design Assistant IDE (integrated development environment). Ximea says the Curerra-R cameras are, in contrast, designed to be more platform-agnostic.